The College Echo. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 2, Ed. 1, October 1891 Page: 1 of 14
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ST. EDWARD’S COLLEGE.
ENTERED AT THE POSTOFFICE AT AUSTIN, TEXAS, AS SECOND CLASS MAIL MATTER.
YOL. IV. AUSTIN, TEXAS, OCTOBER, 1891. NO. 2.
—The young man who wishes to build “air-castles”
should see to it that the titles to his estates are not clouded.
—A Minnesota paper says: “All self-respecting papers
want to publish advertisements that pay the reader—adver-
tisements that the reader reads—advertisements that carry
the personality of the advertiser to the reader, and induce
him to call.” This is the kind of advertising that is carried
by the College Echo,—the kind that benefits both the
advertisers and their patrons.
—The annual Fair at Dallas has been gotten up on a grand
scale and has drawn thousands of visitors, not only from all
parts of Texas, but also from various other States. This
year, we are informed, the Fair surpasses the record of
all previous years in the magnificence of its arrangements,
and in its general attractions. It opened on the 17th of
October, and the railroads offer special rates during its con-
tinuance. The Fair is well worth a visit.
—The students of to day will be the voters and states-
men of the future ; they should, therefore, prepare them-
selves to fulfil their duties intelligently as well as consci-
entiously. The general discussion of the tariff, money,
sub-treasury and other questions of political economy fur-
nish opportunities that should not be neglected. Montes-
quieu on laws, and DeTo'cqueville on the American Consti-
tution, are no doubt good in a general way, but the various
new branches of political economy furnish excellent sub-
jects for consideration and they deserve special attention.
—Big men are often brainy men, but brain is not always
meted in proportion to stature or brawn. Aristotle was
diminutive in stature. Alexander H. Stephens was also
physically a small man, weighing but 74 pounds, yet he
was mentally a giant, one of the weightiest and most influ-
ential men in the Congress of the United States. Once,
when pitted in debate against a gigantic Western orator,
the latter looked down at Stephens contemptuously, and
burst forth : “ You ! Why, I could swallow you whole ! ”
“Perhaps so,” said Stephens ; “but if you did, you would
have more brains in your bowels than ever you had in your
—In addition to the three large stained -glass memorial
windows and the handsome rose-window in the front of the
building, the fine set of Stations, or Way of the Cross, re-
cently placed in St. Mary’s Church, at Austin, add materi-
ally to the interior beauty of this handsome and spacious
church. These stations are from the house of Fr. Pustet &
Co., Ratisbon (Bavaria), New York, and Cincinnati, and
cost $700 for the set of fourteen Stations. They were bless-
ed on Sunday, October 18, by the Rev. P. Eauth, the zeal-
ous pastor of St. Mary’s. The Catholics of Austin possess
the handsomest church in the State, and they should feel
proud of the fact.
—Reduced rates are announced via the “International
Route”—I. & G. N. R. R.—for the following occasions:
To Dallas and return, on occount of the Texas State Fair
and Dallas Exposition, on October the 16th to the 31st in-
clusive,—tickets good to return until November 3. Row
excursion rates were also made to St. Rouis on account of
the Exposition and Gilmore’s Concerts,—one and one-third
fare,—tickets good to return until October 20. Fer the St.
Rouis Fair tickets were sold on the 3d of October and to
the 8th inclusive, good to return until October 20. For full
particulars of rates as above, address nearest ticket agent
I. & G. N. R. R., or. D. J. Price; A. G, P. A., Palestine,
—St. Edward’s College begins its eighth year with an
attendance of 190 students, and more are coming nearly
every day. Without endowment of any kind save the 300
acres originally given by Mrs. Doyle,—since increased by
purchase to 620 acres,—the College steadily persevered in
its good work, the Christian education of youth, and is re-
warded with this increasing patronage as an evidence of its
success. One of last year’s students in the Senior Depart-
ment said that he had learned more in one year at St. Ed-
ward’s than he had previously during any three years of
his school life. And the father of another of our boys
averred that he would not for a thousand dollars have
missed the progress made by his son in one year.
—Notwithstanding the fact that Texas is a favorite field
for Northern and Eastern canvassers, and that Northern
and Eastern colleges and academies for young women have
been repeatedly “boomed” during the vacation by scholar-
ship contests in the daily papers of Texas, it is reassuring
to learn that our home institutions continue to rise in public
estimation and are steadily increasing their attendance. We
are glad to learn that our neighboring sister institution, St.
Mary’s Academy, opened this year with a much larger in-
crease than formerly, and is making steady progress in fill-
ing its halls. The fact that its students come not only from
the most distant parts of our own immense State, but also
from other States, and this, too, without canvassing or
“booming” of any kind, is signal proof of the excellence of
St Mary’s Academy as an educational institution for young
, ladies. The State University, too, begins with a much lar-
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